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If you want to run fast, you need to be relaxed
  • October 5th, 2008

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Ever been in race and it felt ‘easy’ winning it … well more than likely you’re in a state of relaxation. New York Times have quoted coach Clyde Hart for their recent article on sports excellence; “Before Hustling to Finish, Relaxed Is a Good Way to Start”. Here’s a few quote from this legendary athletics coach

Clyde Hart

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“Some started in a better position than others, but nearly everyone I’ve ever had can improve. The kids throw their heads back. They think that the harder they go, the faster they run. The quickest way to improve a kid is to teach him to relax

A lot of athletes don’t know the difference between relaxing and not running. If they’re wide eyed, they’re tense. I tell runners to run sleepy eyed. It’s like pouring a soothing oil over the body

You want your arms to be your rhythm. They may not help you, but they can hurt you big time if your arms are tense and you are gripping your hands tightly”

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